| Covid-19 | Oct 1, 2021

Wolf Administration Announces New Grant Program to Promote Grassroots Vaccine Outreach

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam announced a new $5 million grant program to help grassroots organizations with encouraging vaccine-hesitant populations to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This program will provide funding to community organizations to educate their community regarding COVID-19 vaccination to address hesitancy concerns and barriers and to provide direction on where and how to schedule a vaccine appointment. Additionally, Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson also addressed vaccine hesitancy among Latino(a) communities and encouraged unvaccinated people to get a COVID-19 vaccine during a visit to the Pennsylvania Latino Convention.